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Can’t get the front diff to fit In!

24 Mar 2023 21:56 #248216 by Ht03
Hi, recently had to buy a new front diff for my jimny. The problem is, I cannot seem to get it in there? Has anyone else had this issue and what did they do? 
Or does anyone have any easier ways/ tips. 
thanks in advance 

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25 Mar 2023 00:29 #248217 by fordem
Tell us exactly what you bought, and what you're having difficulty with.

As far as I know Suzuki doesn't sell the front differential as a complete assembly, only as the component parts, and perhaps complicating matters, some people use the term differential to refer to different things, ranging from the actual differential, (the carrier with the differential side gears & pinions inside, to which the ring gear will have to be bolted), the third member (which has the diff carrier with the ring gear & the pinion, to the complete axle assembly.

Installation of the third member into the empty housing should be the reverse of removal, unless you're trying to install the wrong part, so what is it that won't go in?

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25 Mar 2023 03:56 #248221 by Lambert
Sounds like you have an earlier/automatic axle case and a later/manual diff. As said we need to know the year and transmission type of your car and the donor vehicle and also which end you are working with.

Temeraire (2018 quasar grey automatic)
One of the last 200ish of the gen3s, probably.
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26 Mar 2023 19:17 #248253 by Busta
In the first few years of gen3 Jimnys the front axle casings changed and the diffs went from an 8 bolt crown wheel to a 10 bolt which is physically slightly larger. Ratios aside, all diffs are interchangeable however if you are fitting a 10 bolt diff to an 8 bolt axle then you will need to grind away part of the opening to allow the bigger crownwheel to fit.

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